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Atheist (Arif Ahmed) gets his probabilities in a twist!

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Back in January 2015, Dr Arif Ahmed claimed on the BBC Big Questions that when people make the argument from “fine tuning” they appeal to mathematical probability. However, they cannot do this, as we do not have a distribution of universes that we have observed, by which we conclude that our universe is special or “fine tuned”.

In this week’s show, we clear up this misconception by highlighting that when we mention “fine tuning” of the universe, we are referring to epistemic probability and not mathematical probability. We also highlight the difference between the two.